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  • adj. superlative form of burly: most burly.


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  • The men stare around at each other in confusion before the burliest one ventures, Well – yes.

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  • Roger is the furriest one, Peter is the skinniest, the Ox is the burliest, and Moonie has the most energy: he bounces in between the other three, never settling down or staying still.

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  • Mitch Daniels, who's spent the past two hours leading a charity motorcycle ride through the cornfields of central Indiana, has decided, along with 500 of his burliest friends, to park his Harley and grab some food.

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  • The burliest of the secops slung me over his shoulder, treating me to another ass in my face, another upside-down ride.


  • For some reason — which far be it from me to kwestion — requires teh biggest, burliest firemans to operate.

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  • It's a novel idea for Germany's burliest celebrity Knut has nabbed himself a book deal.

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  • The senator hammered on the door, stood aside without waiting for a reply, and a couple of our burliest attendants took their axes to it.


  • And Robierto, the burliest orderly on the ward, is in the hallway behind me, blocking my escape.

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  • My own staff, who was at the Convention Center, described last night two large helicopters landing and some of the biggest, burliest men and women that they have to protect those folks in the Superdome, did land and had had a very calming effect.

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  • “If you are afflicted with madness,” she said pointedly, “then you would be bowssened in a pool of water by the burliest men in the county until the insanity had left you.”

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